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Personalized DIY Photo Gift Tags

Add an extra special touch to presents this holiday season with custom personalized photo gift tags. It’s the perfect finishing touch to your gift.


Hey guys! It’s Bianca, an avid DIYer and I blog over at Bianca Octavia

Every Christmas I try to find fun and unique ways to package gifts for my family and friends. Last year, I wrapped everything in old newspaper and painted everyone’s name using their favorite colors. This year, I decided to go with solid colored wrapping paper and personalized photo gift tags. I would typically craft up some over-the-top gift wrap, but I wanted to make sure all the attention would be focused on the tags this time around. If you are super sentimental like me, this is a great way to share cherished memories with your loved ones. Before we jump into this don’t forget to check out these other holiday projects like How to Make DIY Faux Birch Logs or DIY Basswood Christmas Ornaments.

Add an extra special touch to any gift in just five easy steps!


Here’s what you’ll need:



Step 1. 

Use your selected gift tag as a template to cut the shape of your 4×6 photo. 

I chose to use already made tags since they were only $.98 and came in my preferred shape. If you have extra card stock laying around, feel free to use that instead. Either way, you will need sturdy material for the backing of your photo. 


Step 2.

Align your photo to the tag and create a matching hole using a single hole puncher. 

Step 3.

Paint a medium coat of Modge Podge onto the gift tag (or card stock) using a sponge brush.


Step 4.

Place your cut photo directly on top of the Modge Podge coating and hold it in place for 30 seconds.

If any adhesive finds it’s way onto your photo, no worries, it will dry clear! 


Step 5.

Allow your tag to dry for 15-20 minutes and use your choice of yarn, ribbon or string for attachment! 



Super simple right?!

This easy project is sure to make your gift recipients saw “Awwww” and can be used for other special occasions beyond the holiday season! Add a special touch to birthday and ‘just-because’ gifts with customized personal photo gift tags.  For more great holiday and DIY projects check me out and follow along on Instagram and Youtube.






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